FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 11, 2011
HUNTINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –Anthony J. Caudill, 21, of Huntington, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for distribution of a quantity of heroin. Caudill admitted that on November 9, 2010, he sold 27.9 grams of heroin to an undercover law enforcement officer at the Smokin’ Aces store that was located in Huntington.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Steven Loew handled the prosecution.
This case was prosecuted as part of a yearlong undercover operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms crimes in the Huntington area. The operation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and assisted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Huntington Police Department, and various other law enforcement agencies. It was announced to the public in March after a grand jury returned indictments against 55 defendants.
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